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Bill Nicholson

William Beck Nicholson (Swish)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: December 11, 1914 in Chestertown, MD
High School: Chestertown HS (Chestertown, MD)
School: Washington College (Chestertown, MD)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1936. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 13, 1936 (Age 21.185)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Phillies/Athletics 1936-1953

Final Game: September 19, 1953 (Age 38.282)
Died: March 8, 1996 in Chestertown, MD
Buried: Old St. Paul Episcopal Church Cemetery, Chestertown, MD
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1936 21 PHA AL 11 12 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /O9
1939 24 CHC NL 58 243 220 37 65 12 5 5 38 0 20 29 .295 .354 .464 .818 116 102 1 0 3 O9
1940 ★ 25 CHC NL 135 545 491 78 146 27 7 25 98 2 50 67 .297 .366 .534 .899 148 262 7 3 1 *O97 AS,MVP-20
1941 ★ 26 CHC NL 147 617 532 74 135 26 1 26 98 1 82 91 .254 .357 .453 .810 131 241 8 3 0 *O9/7 AS,MVP-16
1942 27 CHC NL 152 672 588 83 173 22 11 21 78 8 76 80 .294 .382 .476 .859 155 280 7 8 1 *O9 MVP-19
1943 ★ 28 CHC NL 154 684 608 95 188 30 9 29 128 4 71 86 .309 .386 .531 .917 166 323 7 5 0 *O9 AS,MVP-3
1944 ★ 29 CHC NL 156 686 582 116 167 35 8 33 122 3 93 71 .287 .391 .545 .935 162 317 3 6 5 *O9 AS,MVP-2
1945 30 CHC NL 151 660 559 82 136 28 4 13 88 4 92 73 .243 .356 .377 .734 106 211 9 6 3 *O9
1946 31 CHC NL 105 345 296 36 65 13 2 8 41 1 44 44 .220 .325 .358 .683 95 106 4 2 3 O9
1947 32 CHC NL 148 581 487 69 119 28 1 26 75 1 87 83 .244 .364 .466 .831 123 227 4 5 1 *O9
1948 33 CHC NL 143 581 494 68 129 24 5 19 67 2 81 60 .261 .371 .445 .816 125 220 5 5 1 *O9
1949 34 PHI NL 98 350 299 42 70 8 3 11 40 1 45 53 .234 .344 .391 .735 99 117 1 5 1 9O
1950 35 PHI NL 41 66 58 3 13 2 1 3 10 0 8 16 .224 .318 .448 .766 101 26 2 0 0 O9
1951 36 PHI NL 85 197 170 23 41 9 2 8 30 0 1 25 24 .241 .342 .459 .801 115 78 1 1 0 O9
1952 37 PHI NL 55 106 88 17 24 3 0 6 19 0 0 14 26 .273 .390 .511 .902 149 45 0 3 1 O9
1953 38 PHI NL 38 73 62 12 13 5 1 2 16 0 0 12 20 .210 .338 .419 .757 96 26 2 0 0 O9
16 Yrs 1677 6418 5546 837 1484 272 60 235 948 27 1 800 828 .268 .365 .465 .830 132 2581 61 52 20
162 Game Avg. 162 620 536 81 143 26 6 23 92 3 77 80 .268 .365 .465 .830 132 249 5 2
CHC (10 yrs) 1349 5614 4857 738 1323 245 53 205 833 26 696 684 .272 .368 .471 .840 136 2289 55 43 18
PHI (5 yrs) 317 792 677 97 161 27 7 30 115 1 1 104 139 .238 .347 .431 .778 109 292 6 9 2
PHA (1 yr) 11 12 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
NL (15 yrs) 1666 6406 5534 835 1484 272 60 235 948 27 1 800 823 .268 .366 .466 .832 133 2581 61 52 20
AL (1 yr) 11 12 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1936 21 PHA AL 11 12 -4 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.3 .467 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 /O9
1939 24 CHC NL 58 243 4 0 0 0 -3 2 0.1 8 10 1.0 .503 .501 1.0 -0.3 10 O9
1940 ★ 25 CHC NL 135 545 30 0 0 -3 -6 21 2.1 19 40 4.1 .516 .514 4.4 -1.0 43 *O97 AS,MVP-20
1941 ★ 26 CHC NL 147 617 21 0 0 2 -7 17 1.7 21 38 3.9 .512 .511 3.7 -0.6 36 *O9/7 AS,MVP-16
1942 27 CHC NL 152 672 38 -1 0 2 -7 33 3.6 21 53 5.8 .524 .523 5.6 -0.6 51 *O9 MVP-19
1943 ★ 28 CHC NL 154 684 47 -0 0 3 -7 43 4.8 21 64 6.9 .531 .530 6.6 -0.5 61 *O9 AS,MVP-3
1944 ★ 29 CHC NL 156 686 47 -0 0 -3 -7 37 3.9 22 59 6.0 .525 .524 6.4 -1.1 62 *O9 AS,MVP-2
1945 30 CHC NL 151 660 6 -0 0 4 -7 3 0.3 21 24 2.4 .502 .502 2.0 -0.3 20 *O9
1946 31 CHC NL 105 345 -1 0 0 4 -4 -1 -0.1 13 12 1.2 .499 .499 0.7 0.0 8 O9
1947 32 CHC NL 148 581 16 0 0 2 -6 12 1.2 23 35 3.5 .508 .507 3.3 -0.4 33 *O9
1948 33 CHC NL 143 581 18 -1 1 0 -6 12 1.2 23 34 3.5 .508 .508 3.6 -0.6 35 *O9
1949 34 PHI NL 98 350 0 0 2 6 -4 5 0.4 14 19 1.9 .505 .503 1.2 0.2 13 9O
1950 35 PHI NL 41 66 -0 -1 -0 -2 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .490 .498 0.1 -0.3 0 O9
1951 36 PHI NL 85 197 4 0 1 -2 -2 1 0.0 7 8 0.8 .501 .500 1.1 -0.4 10 O9
1952 37 PHI NL 55 106 6 -0 1 0 -1 5 0.6 4 9 1.0 .511 .504 1.0 -0.1 9 O9
1953 38 PHI NL 38 73 -0 1 0 1 -0 1 0.1 3 4 0.3 .502 .500 0.3 0.0 3 O9
16 Seasons 1677 6418 232 -1 5 14 -68 181 19.1 221 403 41.7 .512 .511 40.7 -6.0 389
CHC (10 yrs) 1349 5614 227 -1 1 11 -60 178 18.8 191 368 38.2 .514 .513 37.3 -5.4 357
PHI (5 yrs) 317 792 9 0 4 3 -8 8 0.7 30 38 3.8 .503 .501 3.6 -0.6 36
PHA (1 yr) 11 12 -4 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.3 .467 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1936 21 PHA AL 12 12 0 0.0 119 .000 .000 .295 .000 .370 .000 .433 .000 .803 -100 .000 -3.8 -0.4 .000 .000 .000
1939 24 CHC NL 243 159 36 6.0 105 .323 .295 .283 .354 .349 .464 .404 .818 .753 116 .626 4.4 0.4 .782 .259 .168 .0
1940 25 CHC NL 545 353 95 7.3 96 .303 .297 .268 .366 .332 .534 .386 .899 .718 148 .717 30.9 3.1 .901 .342 .236 3.7
1941 26 CHC NL 617 405 85 5.6 91 .263 .254 .261 .357 .331 .453 .368 .810 .699 131 .635 22.8 2.3 .807 .355 .199 1.9
1942 27 CHC NL 672 423 105 6.7 84 .312 .294 .251 .382 .323 .476 .349 .859 .672 155 .737 40.4 4.3 .882 .325 .182 11.6
1943 28 CHC NL 684 427 123 7.8 88 .323 .309 .262 .386 .331 .531 .356 .917 .687 166 .776 49.7 5.2 .944 .345 .222 7.0
1944 29 CHC NL 686 423 122 7.8 93 .280 .287 .267 .391 .334 .545 .375 .935 .709 162 .754 49.5 5.0 1.002 .423 .258 5.5
1945 30 CHC NL 660 435 74 4.6 95 .260 .243 .271 .356 .340 .377 .374 .734 .714 106 .529 7.4 0.8 .725 .306 .134 6.1
1946 31 CHC NL 345 238 34 3.8 91 .234 .220 .260 .325 .335 .358 .364 .683 .700 95 .474 -1.4 -0.2 .651 .291 .139 1.8
1947 32 CHC NL 581 373 81 5.8 102 .246 .244 .269 .364 .344 .466 .399 .831 .743 123 .599 17.9 1.7 .860 .402 .222 1.9
1948 33 CHC NL 581 371 80 5.7 98 .265 .261 .263 .371 .336 .445 .389 .816 .725 125 .613 19.2 1.9 .832 .352 .184 3.6
1949 34 PHI NL 350 231 39 4.5 101 .251 .234 .267 .344 .340 .391 .399 .735 .739 99 .494 0.2 0.0 .730 .311 .157 1.8
1950 35 PHI NL 66 47 8 4.6 106 .256 .224 .267 .318 .344 .448 .414 .766 .758 101 .482 -0.2 -0.0 .723 .362 .224 .0
1951 36 PHI NL 197 131 26 5.3 102 .239 .241 .265 .342 .339 .459 .402 .801 .740 115 .576 3.7 0.4 .786 .359 .218 .0
1952 37 PHI NL 106 65 17 7.0 96 .321 .273 .260 .390 .333 .511 .388 .902 .721 149 .722 6.3 0.6 .969 .398 .239 .0
1953 38 PHI NL 73 51 9 4.7 110 .275 .210 .274 .338 .345 .419 .427 .757 .773 96 .485 -0.1 -0.0 .745 .403 .210 .0
16 Yrs 6418 4144 934 6.0 94 .279 .268 .265 .365 .335 .465 .378 .830 .713 132 .654 247.0 25.3 .839 .347 .198 48.4
162 Game Avg. 620 400 90 6.0 94 .279 .268 .265 .365 .335 .465 .378 .830 .713 132 .654 24 2 .839 .347 .198 5
CHC (10 yrs) 5614 3607 835 6.2 93 .282 .272 .265 .368 .334 .471 .374 .840 .709 136 .669 240.8 24.6 .851 .348 .199 46.1
PHI (5 yrs) 792 525 99 5.0 102 .258 .238 .266 .347 .340 .431 .402 .778 .742 109 .548 10.0 1.0 .774 .347 .194 1.9
PHA (1 yr) 12 12 0 0.0 119 .000 .000 .295 .000 .370 .000 .433 .000 .803 -100 -3.8 -0.4 .000 .000 .000
NL (15 yrs) 6406 4132 934 6.1 94 .279 .268 .265 .366 .335 .466 .378 .832 .713 133 .656 250.8 25.6 .841 .347 .198 48.4
AL (1 yr) 12 12 0 0.0 119 .000 .000 .295 .000 .370 .000 .433 .000 .803 -100 -3.8 -0.4 .000 .000 .000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1945 30 CHC NL WS DET L 7 30 28 1 6 1 1 0 8 0 0 2 5 .214 .267 .321 .588 9 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 7 30 28 1 6 1 1 0 8 0 0 2 5 .214 .267 .321 .588 9 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1940 CHC NL 25 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 CHC NL 26 as RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 CHC NL 28 as RF 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 CHC NL 29 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
1945 CHC NL 30 DNP
5 Yrs (4 GP) 6 6 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 2 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1936 21 PHA AL 12 0.0% 41.7% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4 58%
1939 24 CHC NL 243 2.1% 11.9% 8.2% 9.1% 34% 1.45 7.6 44.0 5.8 77%
1940 25 CHC NL 545 4.6% 12.3% 9.2% 10.8% 40% 1.34 7.3 19.6 5.0 1.00 73%
1941 26 CHC NL 617 4.2% 14.8% 13.3% 8.6% 39% 1.11 5.8 20.5 5.4 0.56 67%
1942 27 CHC NL 672 3.1% 11.9% 11.3% 8.0% 31% 1.05 7.4 28.0 7.5 0.68 72%
1943 28 CHC NL 684 4.2% 12.6% 10.4% 9.9% 36% 1.21 7.1 21.0 4.8 0.78 72%
1944 29 CHC NL 686 4.8% 10.4% 13.6% 11.1% 46% 0.76 8.2 17.6 4.8 0.71 70%
1945 30 CHC NL 660 2.0% 11.1% 13.9% 6.8% 33% 0.79 7.7 43.0 6.4 0.51 72%
1946 31 CHC NL 345 2.3% 12.8% 12.8% 6.7% 35% 1.00 6.7 37.0 7.2 0.94 71%
1947 32 CHC NL 581 4.5% 14.3% 15.0% 9.5% 46% 0.95 5.9 18.7 6.5 0.68 65%
1948 33 CHC NL 581 3.3% 10.3% 13.9% 8.3% 37% 0.74 8.2 26.0 7.4 0.99 71%
1949 34 PHI NL 350 3.1% 15.1% 12.9% 6.3% 31% 1.18 5.6 27.2 7.5 0.67 67%
1950 35 PHI NL 66 4.6% 24.2% 12.1% 9.1% 46% 2.00 3.6 19.3 5.8 0.40 59%
1951 36 PHI NL 197 4.1% 12.2% 12.7% 9.6% 46% 0.96 7.1 21.3 5.7 0.72 70%
1952 37 PHI NL 106 5.7% 24.5% 13.2% 8.5% 38% 1.86 3.4 14.7 4.6 0.54 53%
1953 38 PHI NL 73 2.7% 27.4% 16.4% 11.0% 62% 1.67 3.1 31.0 3.9 0.93 55%
16 Yrs 6418 3.7% 12.9% 12.5% 8.8% 38% 1.04 6.7 23.6 5.9 0.72 70%
MLB Averages 1.5% 9.4% 9.2% 6.3% 27% 1.02 9.5 58.0 8.2 0.97 78%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1936 21 PHA AL -3.8 -0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 24 CHC NL 4.4 0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1940 25 CHC NL 30.9 3.1 165 0.9 4.1 -3.2 1.23 1.5 -0.8 10.9 1.1 0.99 16.8 1.58 4
1941 26 CHC NL 22.8 2.3 144 0.9 2.9 -2.0 .95 0.8 0.2 8.8 0.9 1.02 6.8 0
1942 27 CHC NL 40.4 4.3 140 -0.3 2.4 -2.7 1.12 -0.1 -0.1 -1.5 -0.2 1.05 -0.5 1.22 1
1943 28 CHC NL 49.7 5.2 174 1.1 3.9 -2.8 1.15 1.3 -0.4 18.7 2.0 1.14 14.6 0
1944 29 CHC NL 49.5 5.0 206 3.3 6.4 -3.1 1.13 2.2 0.7 28.3 2.9 1.03 24.6 0
1945 30 CHC NL 7.4 0.8 221 0.1 4.3 -4.1 1.03 0.7 -0.6 4.2 0.4 1.06 7.1 0
1946 31 CHC NL -1.4 -0.2 109 0.9 2.6 -1.7 1.15 -0.2 0.9 2.0 0.2 1.00 -1.3 2.60 6
1947 32 CHC NL 17.9 1.7 431 1.9 8.9 -7.1 1.04 0.9 0.9 12.5 1.2 0.97 10.8 1.73 6
1948 33 CHC NL 19.2 1.9 337 1.7 6.8 -5.1 1.01 2.0 -0.2 16.7 1.7 0.98 22.0 2.71 3
1949 34 PHI NL 0.2 0.0 264 0.9 5.4 -4.5 1.12 0.3 0.5 7.3 0.7 1.03 4.2 1.79 5
1950 35 PHI NL -0.2 -0.0 64 0.1 2.0 -1.9 1.60 -0.0 0.1 -1.6 -0.2 1.05 0.2 2.53 22
1951 36 PHI NL 3.7 0.4 179 1.0 4.2 -3.3 1.30 0.5 0.2 8.5 0.8 0.99 4.9 2.17 31
1952 37 PHI NL 6.3 0.6 94 0.9 3.1 -2.2 1.46 0.6 -0.0 6.6 0.7 1.05 8.3 2.10 26
1953 38 PHI NL -0.1 -0.0 67 -0.2 1.3 -1.6 1.25 0.2 -0.4 0.8 0.1 1.12 0.9 2.00 21
16 Yrs 247.0 25.3 2595 13.3 58.5 -45.2 1.13 10.7 1.1 122.3 12.6 1.02 119.2 2.16 125

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1940 25 CHC NL 2 0 31% 83 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 55% 10 7 3 3 2 1 7 0 7
1941 26 CHC NL 1 0 25% 58 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 46% 6 4 2 3 0 3 4 3 1
1942 27 CHC NL 1 0 26% 50 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 57% 10 6 4 3 0 3 1 0 1
1943 28 CHC NL 1 0 28% 55 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 1 48% 14 10 3 3 2 1 12 2 10
1944 29 CHC NL 2 0 36% 69 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 52% 11 5 5 1 0 1 9 4 5
1945 30 CHC NL 3 0 31% 87 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 52% 16 10 6 1 0 1 8 2 6
1946 31 CHC NL 1 0 27% 28 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 2 1
1947 32 CHC NL 5 0 23% 123 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 2 3 41% 16 13 3 6 3 3 15 3 9
1948 33 CHC NL 5 0 25% 150 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 2 0 2 2 27% 26 22 4 4 2 1 14 6 7
1949 34 PHI NL 3 0 28% 114 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 43% 16 13 3 9 3 6 5 1 4
1950 35 PHI NL 1 0 0% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 36 PHI NL 3 1 25% 49 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50% 9 6 3 2 0 2 3 1 2
1952 37 PHI NL 0 0 31% 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36% 6 5 1 0 0 0 5 2 3
1953 38 PHI NL 1 0 42% 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50% 4 1 3 2 1 1 2 2 0
16 Yrs 29 1 29% 927 27 1 2700% 8 9 0 0 0 1 3 0 21 1 6 7 7 18 44% 149 106 41 37 13 23 88 28 56

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1940 25 CHC NL 160 89% 146 4 1 1 1 1.58 25 2 5 11 0 14 11 0 1 1 100% 30 7 23% 18 3 17% 103 21 20% 9 5 56% 7 3 43% 385
1941 26 CHC NL 142 83% 135 0 0 0 0 26 0 2 6 0 10 16 0 0 0 34 8 24% 10 2 20% 100 17 17% 7 4 57% 7 3 43% 475
1942 27 CHC NL 138 87% 173 1 0 0 0 1.22 21 0 5 3 1 12 9 0 1 1 100% 31 7 23% 17 6 35% 99 10 10% 10 4 40% 9 3 33% 534
1943 28 CHC NL 173 86% 188 0 0 0 0 29 0 9 8 0 14 15 0 0 0 47 7 15% 14 7 50% 164 31 19% 19 12 63% 10 7 70% 511
1944 29 CHC NL 202 77% 167 0 0 0 0 33 1 5 11 1 14 19 0 2 5 250% 44 3 7% 17 7 41% 156 32 21% 20 7 35% 7 4 57% 484
1945 30 CHC NL 218 79% 136 0 0 0 0 13 0 8 6 0 6 7 0 0 3 59 9 15% 38 12 32% 187 32 17% 19 9 47% 16 9 56% 442
1946 31 CHC NL 108 56% 65 6 2 0 2 2.60 8 1 2 0 1 2 6 0 1 3 300% 27 4 15% 12 4 33% 76 12 16% 8 5 63% 4 1 25% 237
1947 32 CHC NL 426 56% 119 6 0 0 0 1.73 26 0 12 11 8 8 18 0 1 1 100% 84 4 5% 32 8 25% 295 38 13% 23 11 48% 16 12 75% 155
1948 33 CHC NL 332 74% 129 3 3 0 2 2.71 19 0 8 9 4 7 12 0 1 1 100% 74 5 7% 31 8 26% 229 25 11% 14 5 36% 16 7 44% 249
1949 34 PHI NL 262 85% 70 5 0 0 0 1.79 11 0 9 7 0 4 7 0 2 1 50% 68 1 1% 27 7 26% 195 26 13% 14 4 29% 9 5 56% 88
1950 35 PHI NL 63 87% 13 22 5 2 3 2.53 3 0 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 12 2 17% 6 2 33% 51 7 14% 3 1 33% 2 2 100% 3
1951 36 PHI NL 176 94% 41 31 10 0 4 2.17 8 0 4 6 0 2 6 0 0 0 36 1 3% 16 7 44% 131 22 17% 15 8 53% 4 2 50% 21
1952 37 PHI NL 94 89% 24 26 6 3 6 2.10 6 0 3 5 1 2 4 0 2 1 50% 24 0 0% 11 3 27% 79 12 15% 12 5 42% 7 3 43% 12
1953 38 PHI NL 67 90% 13 21 1 0 0 2.00 2 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 2 9% 15 3 20% 73 11 15% 12 2 17% 4 3 75% 6
16 Yrs 2561 78% 1484 125 28 6 18 2.16 235 4 79 87 17 99 136 0 11 20 182% 592 61 10% 264 79 30% 1938 296 15% 185 82 44% 118 64 54% 3845
MLB Averages 50% 179% 19% 34% 15% 51% 56%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1936 21 11 12 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1937 22 11 12 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1938 23 11 12 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1939 24 69 255 232 39 65 12 5 5 38 0 0 20 34 .280 .337 .440 .777 105 102 1 0 3
1940 25 204 800 723 117 211 39 12 30 136 2 0 70 101 .292 .357 .503 .860 134 364 8 3 4
1941 26 351 1417 1255 191 346 65 13 56 234 3 0 152 192 .276 .357 .482 .839 133 605 16 6 4
1942 27 503 2089 1843 274 519 87 24 77 312 11 0 228 272 .282 .365 .480 .845 140 885 23 14 5
1943 28 657 2773 2451 369 707 117 33 106 440 15 0 299 358 .288 .370 .493 .863 146 1208 30 19 5
1944 29 813 3459 3033 485 874 152 41 139 562 18 0 392 429 .288 .374 .503 .877 149 1525 33 25 10
1945 30 964 4119 3592 567 1010 180 45 152 650 22 0 484 502 .281 .371 .483 .855 142 1736 42 31 13
1946 31 1069 4464 3888 603 1075 193 47 160 691 23 0 528 546 .276 .368 .474 .841 139 1842 46 33 16
1947 32 1217 5045 4375 672 1194 221 48 186 766 24 0 615 629 .273 .367 .473 .840 137 2069 50 38 17
1948 33 1360 5626 4869 740 1323 245 53 205 833 26 0 696 689 .272 .368 .470 .838 136 2289 55 43 18
1949 34 1458 5976 5168 782 1393 253 56 216 873 27 0 741 742 .270 .366 .466 .832 133 2406 56 48 19
1950 35 1499 6042 5226 785 1406 255 57 219 883 27 0 749 758 .269 .366 .465 .831 133 2432 58 48 19
1951 36 1584 6239 5396 808 1447 264 59 227 913 27 1 774 782 .268 .365 .465 .830 132 2510 59 49 19
1952 37 1639 6345 5484 825 1471 267 59 233 932 27 1 788 808 .268 .365 .466 .831 133 2555 59 52 20
1953 38 1677 6418 5546 837 1484 272 60 235 948 27 1 800 828 .268 .365 .465 .830 132 2581 61 52 20

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1936 21 11 13 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 11
1939 24 61 254 230 38 67 12 5 5 39 0 21 31 .291 .351 .452 .803 37 58
1940 25 142 578 520 85 157 29 8 27 106 2 54 70 .302 .371 .544 .915 103 135
1941 26 153 653 560 84 148 29 1 29 111 1 90 95 .264 .369 .475 .844 97 147
1942 27 161 741 642 104 203 26 13 25 98 9 89 85 .316 .407 .514 .921 131 152
1943 28 161 740 653 114 214 34 10 33 153 5 81 90 .328 .407 .562 .969 147 154
1944 29 162 721 610 126 179 38 9 35 133 3 100 74 .293 .398 .557 .955 133 156
1945 30 158 691 585 87 143 29 4 14 93 4 97 76 .244 .358 .379 .737 78 151
1946 31 110 370 315 43 74 15 2 9 49 1 50 46 .235 .343 .381 .724 41 105
1947 32 155 607 510 73 125 29 1 27 79 1 91 87 .245 .365 .465 .829 86 148
1948 33 149 613 520 74 139 26 5 20 73 2 87 63 .267 .377 .452 .829 88 143
1949 34 102 364 311 43 73 8 3 11 41 1 47 55 .235 .344 .386 .730 40 98
1950 35 43 68 60 3 13 2 1 3 10 0 8 17 .217 .309 .433 .742 8 41
1951 36 88 204 177 24 43 9 2 8 32 0 26 25 .243 .343 .452 .795 28 85
1952 37 57 112 93 19 26 3 0 6 21 0 15 27 .280 .396 .505 .902 19 55
1953 38 39 76 64 11 13 5 1 2 15 0 12 21 .203 .329 .406 .735 8 38
16 Yrs 1752 6805 5863 930 1617 294 65 254 1053 29 868 867 .276 .374 .478 .852 1044 1677
162 Game Avg. 162 629 542 86 150 27 6 23 97 3 80 80 .276 .374 .478 .852 97 1677



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1960 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

All-Star Games
1940 *
1941 (RF)
1943 (RF)
1944 *
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1940 NL (20, 4%)
1941 NL (16, 5%)
1942 NL (19, 4%)
1943 NL (3, 54%)
1944 NL (2, 56%)
1.23 Career Shares (192nd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1942 NL  5.8 (5th)
1943 NL  6.9 (2nd)
1944 NL  6.0 (7th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1942 NL  5.8 (4th)
1943 NL  6.9 (2nd)
1944 NL  6.0 (4th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1940 NL  4.4 (7th)
1942 NL  5.6 (4th)
1943 NL  6.6 (2nd)
1944 NL  6.4 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1943 NL  .309 (6th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1942 NL  .382 (7th)
1943 NL  .386 (7th)
1944 NL  .391 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1940 NL  .534 (2nd)
1942 NL  .476 (6th)
1943 NL  .531 (2nd)
1944 NL  .545 (2nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1940 NL  .899 (3rd)
1942 NL  .859 (6th)
1943 NL  .917 (2nd)
1944 NL  .935 (5th)
Career  .830 (247th)

Games Played s c a p y
1942 NL  152 (3rd)
1943 NL  154 (4th)
1944 NL  156 (2nd)
1945 NL  151 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1942 NL  588 (4th)
1943 NL  608 (7th)
1944 NL  582 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1942 NL  672 (2nd)
1943 NL  684 (5th)
1944 NL  686 (4th)
1945 NL  660 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1942 NL  83 (10th)
1943 NL  95 (3rd)
1944 NL  116 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
1942 NL  173 (2nd)
1943 NL  188 (4th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1940 NL  262 (7th)
1942 NL  280 (3rd)
1943 NL  323 (2nd)
1944 NL  317 (1st)

Doubles s c a p y
1943 NL  30 (8th)
1944 NL  35 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1942 NL  11 (2nd)
1943 NL  9 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1940 NL  25 (2nd)
1941 NL  26 (3rd)
1942 NL  21 (4th)
1943 NL  29 (1st)
1944 NL  33 (1st)
1947 NL  26 (7th)
1948 NL  19 (10th)
Career  235 (238th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1940 NL  98 (6th)
1941 NL  98 (5th)
1942 NL  78 (8th)
1943 NL  128 (1st)
1944 NL  122 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1941 NL  82 (5th)
1942 NL  76 (8th)
1944 NL  93 (2nd)
1945 NL  92 (4th)
1947 NL  87 (7th)
1948 NL  81 (4th)
Career  800 (249th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1940 NL  67 (6th)
1941 NL  91 (3rd)
1942 NL  80 (3rd)
1943 NL  86 (2nd)
1944 NL  71 (3rd)
1945 NL  73 (3rd)
1947 NL  83 (1st)

Singles s c a p y
1942 NL  119 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1940 NL  148 (2nd)
1942 NL  155 (5th)
1943 NL  166 (2nd)
1944 NL  162 (5th)
1947 NL  123 (10th)
Career  132 (144th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1940 NL  95 (8th)
1942 NL  105 (4th)
1943 NL  123 (2nd)
1944 NL  122 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1940 NL  31 (5th)
1942 NL  40 (3rd)
1943 NL  50 (2nd)
1944 NL  50 (4th)
Career  247 (195th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1940 NL  3.1 (5th)
1942 NL  4.3 (3rd)
1943 NL  5.2 (2nd)
1944 NL  5.0 (4th)
Career  25.3 (177th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1940 NL  59 (5th)
1941 NL  53 (7th)
1942 NL  54 (4th)
1943 NL  68 (2nd)
1944 NL  76 (2nd)
1947 NL  55 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1942 NL  257 (4th)
1943 NL  264 (2nd)
1944 NL  266 (4th)
1945 NL  234 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1940 NL  .717 (4th)
1942 NL  .737 (6th)
1943 NL  .776 (2nd)
1944 NL  .754 (7th)
Career  .655 (192nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1942 NL  8 (1st)
1943 NL  5 (3rd)
1944 NL  6 (3rd)
1945 NL  6 (4th)
1947 NL  5 (3rd)
1948 NL  5 (2nd)
1949 NL  5 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1942 NL  11.6 (4th)
1943 NL  7.0 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1940 NL  19.6 (3rd)
1941 NL  20.5 (3rd)
1942 NL  28.0 (5th)
1943 NL  21.0 (1st)
1944 NL  17.6 (2nd)
1947 NL  18.7 (6th)
1948 NL  26.0 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1945 NL  435 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1943 NL  18.68 (7th)
1944 NL  28.34 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1940 NL  0.9 (7th)
1944 NL  3.3 (4th)
1948 NL  1.7 (10th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1940 NL  1.5 (4th)
1943 NL  1.3 (6th)
1944 NL  2.2 (6th)
1948 NL  2.0 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1943 NL  2.0 (7th)
1944 NL  2.9 (7th)

Oldest s c a p y
1951 NL  born 1914-12-11 (8th)
1952 NL  born 1914-12-11 (4th)
1953 NL  born 1914-12-11 (3rd)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 19 (115), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 104 (212), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 50 (396), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (659), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (41st), 41.7 career WAR/33.7 7yr-peak WAR/37.7 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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